Pauliina Pohjonen - BSc, MA, (MBACP).
My name is Pauliina. I am a British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist working in private practice in South West London.
Therapy is for anyone going through difficult times, whether this is due to problems in relationships, stresses at work, death of someone close to you, or struggles with health or perhaps having feelings of sadness and anxiety and not really knowing why this might be.
Therapy offers you a space to talk about your difficulties without judgement.Together we can identify the issues that have become problematic for you and think about how they are impacting your life and well-being. We can consider how you currently cope, working through what is and what might not be so helpful. We will explore your strengths and new ways of doing things, enabling you to cope effectively.
In my view, therapy is an intensely collaborative process. Whilst I bring my training, expertise and experience to the process, I am of the firm conviction that you are the expert on you. You do know what is right for you and you do, invariably, know what you need to do in order to achieve your goals. Only you know what things really feel like inside of yourself, what kinds of thoughts you think and what you wish for and desire. I make effective use of your internal processes by combining them with my experience.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 18 years of experience in the therapeutic field working with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, loss and low self esteem. I have wide experience in private practice, NHS services and community agencies. I have a Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am an accredited member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). My practice is based in Putney Bridge.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I work with individual adult clients in both short term and open ended therapy. My fees are £65 per session for daytime appointments Monday-Thursday and £75 per session for evening appointments and for Saturdays. Assessment sessions are charged at the same rate as ordinary sessions.